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Biden raises the number of refugees admitted to the US, quadrupled compared to the levels imposed by Trump


May 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – The threshold of refugees admitted to the United States rises from 15,000 to 62,500: President Joe Biden has lifted the annual ceiling imposed by Donald Trump, following pressure from his party and humanitarian organizations. At first Biden had decided to leave the limit desired by his predecessor, but after the criticisms he canceled it because in his opinion “it does not reflect the values ​​of America as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees”. Usa, Biden entrusts Kamala Harris with the management of the migrant emergency at the border on 25 March 2021

The goal of the White House, Biden said, was to reach the level of 125,000 people next year, but the rapid increase will not be possible because first of all it will be necessary to “repair the damage of the previous management”. According to Administration sources, the president feared that the reopening could cause a record influx at the US-Mexico border. According to the Refugee Processing Center, around 2,000 refugees were brought into the United States between October and March. Humanitarian organizations had criticized the Biden administration accusing it of having dumped on Trump the responsibility of having “dismantled” the immigration system on the border between the United States and Mexico: the old administration has cut the roof of refugees, taking him from 110,000 in Barack Obama’s last year at an all-time low of 15,000, a level that New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called “xenophobic and racist”. Central America, fleeing from hunger: the migrant caravan from the “triangle of violence” towards the US border by Daniele Mastrogiacomo 02 April 2021

The US refugee program, the BBC website explains, is distinct from the asylum system. Refugee status applies to those seeking protection while still abroad, while asylum seekers do so from a port of entry or from within the United States. According to the US press, the White House views with concern the prospect of record arrivals of undocumented immigrants to the southern border. In particular, the numbers of unaccompanied minors are problematic, whose level puts a strain on the shelters and the resources available. Arguments